Wedding Photography at Ashdown Park Hotel

By | 2018-04-24T15:30:58+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , |

Based in the heart of the countryside that is said to have inspired AA Milne to create the Winnie the Pooh stories, Ashdown Park is a simply stunning wedding venue. Built in 1987 as a manor house, it has also been a convent before being converted to country house venue in 1993 and it is there that I think it has found it's true calling.  The grounds are immaculate and picturesque with a beautiful

How to Get the Perfect Confetti Photograph on your Wedding Day

By | 2018-04-19T09:16:44+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

While a lot of wedding photography now is unposed and in a reportage style, folk still seem to love a good confetti shot.  There's just something so fun about seeing the happy couple in a cloud of petals (or a hail of rice!) From our experience, the best confetti shots are posed by the photographer as, without wishing to diminish the joy of throwing, the photo will always look better there's a lot of the stuff in

Getting the Most from your Wedding Cake Photographs

By | 2018-04-03T20:01:42+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

Offering advice specifically for your wedding cake in terms of photography does sound a bit specific when you are in the process of planning an entire day from start to finish, but it really is worth thinking about.  Your wedding cake is likely to be a fairly substantial chunk of your budget, you will have spent time making sure that it looks perfect to accent your day and you'll want to remember it in all it's glory once it's

Top Tips for Great Wedding Photos

By | 2018-02-13T17:45:53+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Latest, Weddings|Tags: |

It's  a fact of life that most people don't like having their photograph taken and some people can actually find it really stressful. Whilst things are going to be different on your wedding day - let's face it, you're going to be dressed up and looking your best, marrying the love of your life and feeling probably more fabulous than the average day - it can still be a source of anxiety for some folk.  So here's some tips

Wedding Trends for 2018

By | 2018-02-13T17:22:27+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: General Information, Weddings|Tags: |

Of course your wedding and how you plan it is as individual as you are but, as with all things, there are trends that come and go.  Here's some that are forecast to be big in 2018 so if you're busy planning your wedding right now it might be fun to know what's making the news.  Take them or leave them, there are some really lovely trends in the wedding industry from festive fizziness to sharing the day with

And the Wedding Colour for 2018 is…

By | 2018-01-31T13:48:59+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , |

Well obviously the colour scheme that you choose for your wedding day is completely down to personal preference but every year there is one colour that is tipped to be the 'colour of the year'.  This year, it is Pantone 17-1512 TCX.  Catchy huh?  Luckily it has a much prettier name... Nostalgia Rose So the betting is we will be seeing this in plenty of bridesmaid dresses, seat covers and floral arrangements throughout 2018.  It's such a pretty

Getting Married – Know your Cravat-iquette

By | 2018-01-31T12:14:28+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

As you can see from the above graphic, cravats have been around for a very long time and there's historically a lot of ways that they can be tied.   In modern times, of course, they've largely been superseded by the neck tie and usually it's only at weddings that you find that the cravat makes an appearance.  Of course this means that you might never have actually worn one before so here's some helpful advice. There are

A Wedding Sand Ceremony

By | 2018-01-25T16:07:25+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , , |

I recently had the pleasure of photographing a Humanist wedding at the very lovely Alexander House Hotel in Turners Hill (I could wax lyrical about this fabulous wedding venue but that's not the point of this blog post so I won't!Instead, you can find out more about it at my Alexander House Hotel wedding venue page). I've always found Humanist ceremonies to be very moving as the couple have complete flexibility to make the ceremony exactly as the

Top Five Tips for Choosing your Wedding Photographer

By | 2018-01-24T18:52:45+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

Your photographer is likely to be one of your larger wedding investments and so you'll want to take your time and get it right. Here's some advice regarding making your selection that hopefully you'll find helpful when you're drowning in websites and wedding photography packages. I'm going to ignore the subject of budget for the purposes of this article - obviously (and sadly) we all know that money doesn't grow on trees and you'll have a budget for your

Why a Professional Wedding Photographer is Important

By | 2018-01-24T18:28:53+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

Of course, as a professional photographer, any article with a title about why it's important to hire a professional photographer for your wedding is going to seem self-serving but honestly, this is something that I'm very passionate about. I've spoken to countless couples over the years during my photography career and it makes me sad to hear people's regrets that they saved on their budget by asking a friend / relative to take their wedding pictures and they were

Can your Horoscope Help you Choose your Wedding Flowers

By | 2018-01-20T17:53:18+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

So if you're in the middle of planning your wedding then you know that you have a million decisions to make. You have to decide about things that you never knew existed before you started!  So can your star sign help make one of the decisions for you by pointing you in the direction of the flowers you should choose? Whether you believe in horoscopes or not, it's more likely in this country that you will know your star

Top Five Tips for Staying Cool on your Wedding Day (& Looking Cooler)

By | 2018-01-20T16:17:04+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

It's a catch 22 situation isn't it?  Everyone wants a warm sunny day to enjoy on their wedding day but no-one wants to look hot and flustered in their photos.  Here's our top five tips for staying cool and looking cooler... First off, before that, a pro photographer will always put you in the shade for your wedding photos.  A clear blue sky with blazing sun is lovely to bathe in but the heavy top light leads to

Unplugged Weddings – The Right Choice for You?

By | 2018-01-20T16:09:25+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

There's a trend in recent years towards 'Unplugged Weddings' where couples actively request that  their guests put down their phones and cameras for all or part of their wedding day in order to be fully present and share with them. Put down my phone? Not on your life!  It's a reasonably common response but here are some reasons why you might want to consider an unplugged wedding. Yeah but You're a Photographer so You're Biased Let me state

Planning your Wedding – Top 5 Ways to Keep your Guests Happy

By | 2018-01-20T15:59:00+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

If you're planning your wedding, you have a million balls in the air at once - creating your perfect day, keeping to your budget, managing family politics, ensuring everyone is up to speed on the plans for the day and their jobs and, oh yeah, it would be nice if you got to enjoy yourself too.  There's a lot going on crammed into a short time period - here's five ways to simplify your day that will also make

The Thorny Subject of Wedding Group Photography

By | 2018-01-20T15:58:18+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

OK, as photographers we can be greeted with some mixed reactions from wedding guests.  In fact two of the most common phrases at the start of any conversation when I'm holding a camera are 'oh I'm not photogenic at all' or 'I hate having my photo taken'. Sometimes I just sit in the corner and weep!  No seriously, we do know that the photos are not the favourite part of the day. Here's some ideas to keep it

A Wedding in 2 Minutes and 50 Seconds – Photography and Videography Across Sussex Surrey and Kent

By | 2017-10-31T09:43:06+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

Ever wondered what a wedding looks like in 2 minutes and 50 seconds?  Well, wonder no longer... As part of our wedding photography and videography package, we actually have two time lapse cameras that we can deploy at your wedding venue to capture the action in a fun and exciting way.  This works particularly well when your wedding is being held at a single venue, as with this recent wedding at Worthing Pier in Sussex

Wedding Table Camera Prompts – Free Download

By | 2017-10-20T19:57:05+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Weddings|Tags: |

How's this for a super cute idea for your wedding?  This little list is designed to sit on each wedding table to inspire your guests to create great images on your behalf as well as to working as an icebreaker to get everyone talking. Well you can download it for free using the button below... Originally (back in the old days) it would have been designed to be used with your disposable wedding cameras but now of course,

Fusion Weddings – Photography and Cinematography Together

By | 2017-09-13T11:34:14+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , |

Our brand new launched Fusion wedding service is now live and definitely kicking as proved at a recent wedding in the Hampton Court area.  With Sarah on still photography and Steve working on videography and drone footage, this is a great combination to tell the story of your wedding day. Find Out More About Fusion Weddings   With our full wedding package we include a wedding film carefully and skillfully

Wedding Photography at South Lodge

By | 2017-04-27T14:03:17+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , |

It was my pleasure to be invited to capture James and Chelsey's wedding day at the beautiful South Lodge Hotel (in Horsham, West Sussex).  It's a stunning venue and just perfect for this happy family to celebrate their special day. The day started with the girls getting ready along in one of the spacious South Lodge Hotel rooms and then it was time to move onto the main event of the day at a church that

Drone Photography at Weddings

By | 2017-04-27T13:48:23+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , |

You can hardly have failed to notice that drones are big news at the moment, whether it be for positive or negative reasons.  Still their ability to provide a unique viewpoint for both photography and videography cannot be in doubt and VisualChaos have their own drone and CAA licenced operator in Steve which lets us offer you drone photography at your wedding included in our standard wedding package. Where